Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 481]
Repeal and Replace Virginia's Radiation Protection Regulations
Action 6112
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Radiological Health (ORH) is tasked with regulating sources of radiation within the Commonwealth in order to protect the public from unnecessary exposure. Section 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia (Code) authorizes the Board of Health (Board) to establish a program of effective regulation of sources of radiation for the protection of public health and safety. After a review of 12VAC5-481, ORH determined that significant changes are required to update the regulations as well as the order of parts within the chapter. In its current form, 12VAC5-481 does not fully comply with the Virginia Register of Regulations’ Form, Style, and Procedure manual. ORH is considering repealing and replacing 12VAC5-481 to address needed revisions.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 12 VAC 5-481 Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations Repeal Entire Regulation
Other chapters
  12 VAC 5 - 482 Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations Promulgate New Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7345]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/31/2022
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9831 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cameron Rose  / Policy Analyst, Office of Radiological Health
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7090    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-